[Wildflower Bloom Reports for the Columbia River Gorge: 2010]

[Wildflower Destinations in the Columbia River Gorge]

Wildflower Bloom in the Columbia River Gorge of Oregon and Washington

Catherine Creek

May 1 & 5, 2010

 


* Indicates the wildflower is currently in bloom.

Complete Catherine Creek Plant List.

Podfern: Aspidotis densa

Lacefern: Cheilanthes gracillima

Brittle Bladderfern: Cystopteris fragilis

Goldback Fern: Pentagramma triangularis

Licorice Fern: Polypodium glycyrrhiza

Imbricate Sword Fern: Polystichum imbricans

Western Sword Fern: Polystichum munitum

Grand Fir: Abies grandis

Ponderosa Pine: Pinus ponderosa

Douglas Fir: Pseudotsuga menziesii

Douglas Maple: Acer glabrum var. douglasii

* Big-leaf Maple: Acer macrophyllum

* Oregon White Oak: Quercus garryana

* Oregon Ash: Fraxinus latifolia

* Common Woodrush: Luzula multiflora (L. campestris v. congesta)

Soft Brome: Bromus hordeaceus

Cheatgrass: Bromus tectorum

Bristly Dog's-tail Grass: Cynosurus echinata

Idaho Fescue: Festuca idahoensis

Bulbous Blue Grass: Poa bulbosa

Medusa Head: Taeniatherum caput-medusae

Taper-tip Onion: Allium acuminatum - In bud.

Ball-head Cluster Lily: Dichelostemma congestum (formerly Brodiaea congesta) - Basal leaves only.

Common Camas: Camassia quamash var. breviflora - Fading out of bloom.

* Chocolate Lily: Fritillaria affinis

* Yellow Bells: Fritillaria pudica - Pods well-formed.

* False Solomon Seal: Maianthemum racemosum

* Western Wakerobin: Trillium ovatum

* Bicolored Cluster Lily: Triteleia grandiflora ssp. howellii

Hyacinth Cluster Lily: Triteleia hyacinthina - In bud.

* Panicle Death-camas: Zigadenus paniculatus - Fading out of bloom.

* Meadow Death-camas: Zigadenus venenosus var. venenosus

Rattlesnake Plantain: Goodyera oblongifolia

Long-spurred Rein Orchid: Piperia elegans - Basal leaves only.

Heart-leaf Buckwheat: Eriogonum compositum var. compositum - In bud.

Douglas' Buckwheat: Eriogonum douglasii var. tenue - In bud.

Tall Buckwheat: Eriogonum elatum

Strict Buckwheat: Eriogonum strictum var. proliferum

* Sheep Sorrel: Rumex acetosella

Curly Dock: Rumex crispus

* Pale Miner's Lettuce: Claytonia exigua var. exigua

* Streambank Miner's Lettuce: Claytonia parviflora ssp. parviflora

* Miner's Lettuce: Claytonia perfoliata var. intermontana

* Miner's Lettuce: Claytonia perfoliata var. perfoliata

* Bitterroot: Lewisia rediviva - Full bloom.

Water Chickweed: Montia fontana var. tenerrima

* Line-leaf Montia: Montia linearis - Fading out of bloom.

* Jagged Chickweed: Holosteum umbellatum

* Bigleaf Sandwort: Moehringia macrophylla

* Annual Knawel: Scleranthus annuus

* Chickweed: Stellaria media

Western Columbine: Aquilegia formosa

Meadow Larkspur: Delphinium distichum - Some plants developing flower buds.

* Upland Larkspur: Delphinium nuttallianum

* Least Mouse Tail: Myosurus minimus

* White Water Buttercup: Ranunculus aquatilis var. capillaceus

* Western Buttercup: Ranunculus occidentalis var. occidentalis

* Shining Oregon Grape: Berberis aquifolium - Fading out of bloom.

* Cascade Oregon Grape: Berberis nervosa

* California Poppy: Eschscholzia californica

* Oaks Toothwort: Cardamine nuttallii

* Little Western Bittercress: Cardamine oligosperma

* Spring Whitlow Grass: Draba verna

* Rough Wallflower: Erysimum capitatum

Scale Pod: Idahoa scapigera

* Shepherd's Cress: Teesdalia nudicaulis

* Smooth Praire Star: Lithophragma glabrum (Synonym: Lithophragma glabra) - Fairly common.

* Small-flowered Prairie Star: Lithophragma parviflorum

* Peak Saxifrage: Saxifraga nidifica var. claytoniifolia - A few plants still in bloom.

* Northwestern Saxifrage: Saxifraga integrifolia var. integrifolia - A few plants still in bloom.

*< Western Saxifrage: Saxifraga occidentalis - A few still in bloom.

* Fringe Cup: Tellima grandiflora

Mock Orange: Philadelphus lewisii

* Red-flowering Currant: Ribes sanguineum

* Serviceberry: Amelanchier alnifolia (var. ?)

* Woods Strawberry: Fragaria vesca var. bracteata

Broadpetal Strawberry: Fragaria virginiana var. platypetala

Oceanspray: Holodiscus discolor

Sticky Cinquefoil: Potentilla glandulosa (var. ?)

* Bitter Cherry: Prunus emarginata var. emarginata

Choke Cherry: Prunus virginiana var. melanocarpa

Litle Wild Rose: Rosa gymnocarpa

Thimbleberry: Rubus parviflorus

Trailing Blackberry: Rubus ursinus

Annual Burnet: Sanguisorba occidentalis (Synonym: Sanguisorba annua) - In bud.

Leafy Pea: Lathyrus (polyphyllus ?)

* Few-flowered Pea: Lathyrus pauciflorus var. pauciflorus

* Spurred Lupine: Lupinus arbustus (Synonym: Lupinus laxiflorus)

* Columbia Gorge Lupine: Lupinus latifolius x sericeus (L. latifolius var. thompsonianus)

* Bicolor Lupine: Lupinus bicolor

* Small-flowered Lupine: Lupinus micranthus

* Least Hop Clover: Trifolium dubium

* Small-head Clover: Trifolium microcephalum

* Sand Clover: Trifolium tridentatum

* White-tip Clover: Trifolium variegatum

* Hairy Vetch: Vicia hirsuta

* Common Vetch: Vicia sativa ?

* Filaree: Erodium cicutarium

* Dove'sfoot Geranium: Geranium molle

Deerbrush: Ceanothus integerrimus

Poison Oak: Rhus diversiloba

* Small-flowered Willow Herb: Epilobium minutum

* Chervil: Anthriscus caucalis

* Fernleaf Desert Parsley: Lomatium dissectum var. dissectum

* Pungent Desert Parsley: Lomatium grayii

* Bare-stem Desert Parsley: Lomatium nudicaule

* Salt and Pepper: Lomatium piperi

* Broadnineleaf Desert Parsley: Lomatium triternatum var. anomalum - A few plants beginning to bloom.

Common Sweet Cicely: Osmorhiza berteroi

Western Snake Root: Sanicula crassicaulis

* Sierra Snake Root: Sanicula graveolens

* Pacific Dogwood: Cornus nuttallii

* Poet's Shooting Star: Dodecatheon poeticum - Fading out of bloom.

Broad-leaf Star Flower: Trientalis latifolia

Columbia Frasera: Frasera albicaulis var. columbiana

* Babystars: Leptosiphon bicolor

* Ball-head Waterleaf: Hydrophyllum capitatum var. thompsonii - A plants still in bloom.

* Meadow Nemophila: Nemophila pedunculata

* Rigid Fiddleneck: Amsinckia retrorsa

* Great Hound's Tongue: Cynoglossum grande- Fairly common in open woods near the creek.

* Common Cryptantha: Cryptantha intermedia

* Yellow and Blue Scorpion Flower: Myosotis discolor

* Scouler's Popcorn Flower: Plagiobothrys scouleri (var. ?)

* Slender Popcorn Flower: Plagiobothrys tenellus - A few plants beginning to bloom.

* Narrow-leaf Owl-clover: Castilleja attenuata

* Harsh Paintbrush: Castilleja hispida (var. ?)

* Small-flowered Blue-eyed Mary: Collinsia parviflora

* Rattan's Blue-eyed Mary: Collinsia rattanii

* Bractless Hedge-hyssop: Gratiola ebracteata

* Common Monkey Flower: Mimulus guttatus

* Barrett's Penstemon: Penstemon barrettiae

* Dwarf Owl-clover: Triphysaria pusilla

* Small-flowered Tonella: Tonella tenella

* Purslane Speedwell: Veronica peregrina var. xalapensis

* Naked Broomrape: Orobanche uniflora var. purpurea

* Bedstraw, Cleavers: Galium aparine

Orange Honeysuckle: Lonicera ciliosa

Common Snowberry: Symphoricarpos albus

* Rosy Plectritis: Plectritis congesta

* White Plectritis: Plectritis macrocera

* Corn Salad: Valerianella locusta

* Big Root: Marah oreganus

* Yarrow: Achillea millefolium

Pathfinder: Adenocaulon bicolor

Annual Agoseris: Agoseris heterophylla

Spearleaf Agoseris: Agoseris retrorsa - Fuzzy basal leaves only.

Common Burdock: Arctium minus

* Heartleaf Arnica: Arnica cordifolia

* Northwest Balsamroot: Balsamorhiza deltoidea/ sagittata - A few in bloom at lower elevations.

* Bachelor's Button: Centaurea cyanus

Western Hawksbeard: Crepis occidentalis ?

* Gold Stars: Crocidium multicaule - Fading out of bloom.

Hairy False Goldenaster: Heterotheca villosa (Synonym: Chrysopsis villosa)

* Smooth Cat's-ear: Hypochaeris glabra - Small weed that is sweeping across all of Catherine Creek.

Scouler's Hawkweed: Hieracium scouleri var. cynoglossoides - A few plants in bud.

Rabbit Leaf: Lagophylla ramosissima - In bud.

* Common Tarweed: Madia gracilis

* False Agoseris, Prairie Dandylion: Nothocalais troximoides (formerly Microseris troximoides)

* White Western Groundsel: Senecio integerrimus var. ochroleucus

Yellow Salsify: Tragopogon dubius


Animals Seen at Catherine Creek:

Red-tailed Hawk

Common Ravens

Western Meadowlark

Northern Flickers

Scrub Jays

Spotted Towhees

Western Bluebirds

Dark-eyed Juncos

Hummingbird (Anna's?)


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